Scott Morrison announces further COVID-19 self-isolation restictions, Victoria lockdown foreshadowed by Daniel Andrews

At 2.50pm Friday, the total number of COVID-19 infections in Australia was 3,167, with 357 new cases today.

The biggest jumps were in NSW (186 new cases), Queensland (62) and Victoria (54). More than 510,000 have been infected worldwide.

All travellers from overseas arriving from midnight Saturday will now be quarantined for 14 days in hotels and other accommodation paid for and supervised by the states.

Department store owner Myer has announced that it will shut all of its stores from Sunday and will focus on online sales only.

St Kilda beaches have been closed after Melburnians defied social distancing rules and packed the foreshore on Friday. Port Phillip Council shut all its beaches from 6pm to stop people congregating and help to contain the coronavirus.

Australian energy giants have pledged to extend payment terms and suspend disconnections for customers under financial strain due to the worsening coronavirus emergency, amid fears up to 2 million Australians could end up jobless.

Singapore and Malaysia have launched multi-billion-dollar economic stimulus packages to shore up their economies from the devastating impact of the fast-spreading coronavirus.

Fly in/fly out workers from New South Wales will no longer be able to enter Western Australia from Monday.

The AFL and the league’s players have reached an agreement on a pay cut deal that will see players lose 50 per cent over the next eight weeks and then either 70 per cent or 50 per cent for the remainder of the season.

We’ll be continuing our free live coverage of the pandemic, both in Australia and overseas, tomorrow.

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